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1914_0919_01s: A Dagger to the Heart - FWWC 01 France '14

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1914_0919_01s: A Dagger to the Heart

By Edward Williams
Central Powers 2 - 2 - 2 Allied Powers
Rating: 7.55 (4)
Games Played: 6
SM: 5
Turns: 62
Type: Stock
First Side: Central Powers
Second Side: Allied Powers
The plain of Woëvre, France, southeast of Verdun, 19th September 1914: As both sides looked to expand the front north to the English Channel during the period known as "The Race to the Sea", in the east the Germans launched a lesser known pincer attack aimed at cutting off the fortified area of Verdun. On the 19th and 20th, the Crown Prince's 5.Armee and the newly formed Strantz detachment struck. Det.Strantz's primary objectives were to take Saint Mihiel, thereby cutting the main rail line into Verdun and to breakthrough to the west and link up with the Crown Prince and attack IIIe Armée in the rear. The German pincer attack attempted to put a dagger in the heart of the fortified area of Verdun, the linchpin of French resistance in the east. [Size: medium] *See the notes document for information on scenario design decisions and historical notes.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Mr Grumpy's ProfileMr Grumpy Moderately Pro Allied Powers 9
Gris's ProfileGris Slightly Pro Allied Powers 5
jim pfleck's Profilejim pfleck Slightly Pro Central Powers 6
Al's ProfileAl Well Balanced 9
Mr Grumpy
Seems unbalanced as it stands, will work with VM to balance it up.
Gris Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:07 pm
Hard to call the balance because the storm weather roll is a pretty drastic change. We had two days of storms in our game. Hard for the CP to overcome because the French have arrived in force by then.
'Millions died or suffered in the mud of Flanders between 1914-18. Who remembers them? Even those with names on their graves are by now unknown soldiers.' - Mier Ronnen, Jerusalem Post, 1933 Gris
1st Lieutenant
Al Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:34 pm
Didn't get enough for a minor victory until almost the end. My forces were spent and in need of several days rest.